Flynn Passing Down Skills


In 2019 at age 11, Flynn started hand sewing and thought he would like to explore further and asked for a sewing machine for Christmas. His grandmother, Jenny Koorey, was delighted as she is an avid sewer and quilter and, in the early 1990s, was one of the founders of the Arcadian Quilters, which still […]

FAB Fidgets

FAB Fidgets

Like many kids at the moment, 11-year-old Stella Thomson is obsessed with the latest craze going around – fidgets! FAB Fidgets Being ever persistent in asking her mum to buy her countless fidgets, she came up with the idea to start her own fidget business. After a little research, Stella’s idea started to become her […]

News From History Cottage


Firstly History Cottage was with regret that the Society had to cancel the June Roughley Memorial Lecture set down for the 14th August. There was much interest in Mark Tedeschi’s talk on the Myall Creek Massacre. Fortunately, there will be an opportunity in the future to hear him speak. The Best Family will be the […]

How Can Exercise Help With Diabetes?

Diabetes exercise

Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disease in which the body reaches a state of elevated fasting blood glucose due to not producing enough or responding normally to insulin. In type 1 diabetes the body’s immune system attacks the cells in the pancreas that make insulin. While type 2 diabetes happens due to the body becoming […]

Spring swim season Clean Your Pool

swim season

With the swim season nearly here, proper maintenance and care is important to maximise your enjoyment. Look around your pool area. Is it ready for the new season? How are the gate hinges? Does the gate self-latch itself closed without assistance? Is there any built-up debris around the base of the pumps? This promotes moisture […]

Selling Property Sight Unseen Amid Covid-19


It’s no surprise that our property market is facing some challenges, but with the city in lockdown, agents have been looking at new and innovative ways to help their clients reach their goals – and the results are impressive. Belle Property’s Carolyn Wheatley has adapted to the situation and has buyers committing to purchase by […]

Krazy about Kenthurst Ride


2.5 HOURS 21KM The conurbation that is Greater Sydney, is intersected by multiple deep creeks and ocean inlet waterways which ebb and flow at the feet of a riddle of ridgelines. Kenthurst  Our ridges may not have high altitudes, but their steep, often sheer slopes form a unique topography, harbouring secret valleys which shelter some […]

LYNNE’S LEGS – A Surprise Ending Ben Bullen Road

Ben Bullen Road

Contributed by Lynne Newey I was recommended this walk by a local shop-keeper who said it was a lovely walk with a pleasant surprise at the end. That sounded good to me, so off I went. I parked at the end of Ben Bullen Road and started my walk from the fire trail gate. The […]

Dural Bowlers’ First Mixed Fashion Parade

Dural Bowlers’ First Mixed Fashion Parade

A Fashion Parade with a difference! Not just glamorous models and lovely clothes but handsome gentlemen escorts and a UNICORN! A well dressed unicorn came along to entertain in the quiet moments and certainly added a new dimension to a Fashion Parade. The clothes and handbags on display from Style Intro Fashions and Alive with […]